The sun is shining,the temperature is rising and I don’t have to make school lunches this fine Monday morning. Ah..sweet summer.
It takes its sweet time getting here every year, but when it finally does arrive it is ,oh, so good. I am excited to get out on the water, do a bit of camping, spend time on the trails and sit on my patio and sketch.
It’s the end of June and time for Louise Gales color challenge. I found this months challenge to be a wee bit… challenging. Colors suggested were not my favorites…nor was the theme. Red and roses. Exactly why it is called a challenge…
I still loved the process! It is always important to stretch ourselves creatively and work to put our own spin on something we may not necessarily be drawn to. I sketch a lot of flowers, but have to be honest when I say ~ a rose has never made an appearance in my sketchbook.
I quite like them now!
A bit of sketching and some sewing…
Add a little digital goodness and ta-da…a collection (of sorts) is in the making.
Module 2 of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design has started. I am still loving it!
We just completed a two week break which was definitely needed. A chance to soak in all that I have experienced so far.A chance to brush up on my digital skills and most importantly, get all of my sketching organized, labelled and scanned. I am very impressed, and overwhelmed.. with all the information and creative exercises provided. We are back at it strong, working on our signature style and developing collections. This weeks brief was a stationary collection for a sophisticated 40 something woman. Roses are sophisticated..right? So I thought I would try to incorporate them here too… slightly different color scheme though.
I am looking forward to seeing how everyone else approached red and roses.I just know I am going to be amazed at the creativity of some people!
If you are interested in joining in, please pop over to Louises site and join in!
I hope to be back here again this week, but it’s summer and if the sun is shining I will be out and about enjoying every minute of it!
Put your feet up and enjoy…